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How Organizations Can Prepare for Workplace Violence

2021 was the deadliest year on record for gun violence, and this year is already on track to surpass it. Considering the recent mass shooting events and millions of employees going back to the office, it’s important for organizations to re-evaluate their workplace violence preparedness plans to ensure the safety of their people.

Proper preparedness and training can mean the difference between life and death in an active shooter situation.

In this episode, Bill Flynn, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at The Power of Preparedness, discusses how organizations can assess workplace risks to create or improve a violence preparedness program.

Bill shares:

  • Why “checking the box” on workplace violence preparedness is no longer acceptable
  • How full employee participation and executive buy-in is crucial for an effective preparedness plan
  • The importance of building muscle memory through active shooter training
  • Why probability, vulnerability, and potential consequence evaluations are necessary for accurate risk assessments

The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.

You can find this interview and many more by following The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or subscribing here.

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